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“Amadeus” delves into Mozart’s life

By Julia Dane

February 24, 2010


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is known as one of the most famous composers in the world of classical music, but people may wonder more about the man behind the musical notes. “Amadeus” is just the play to give you an inside look into the eccentric and exciting world of Mozart. Read More »...

Lil Wayne arrested; trial postponed for removal of dental diamonds

By Parissa Jaseb

February 22, 2010


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Last October, rapper Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.  While his sentence was originally set to begin Feb. 9, the rapper’s entry was postponed due to dental surgeries. Lil Wayne wanted to remove $150,000 worth of diamonds currently grilled into his teeth, a painful procedure that requires eight hours of surge...

Students host fundraisers for Haiti

By Hailey Siller

February 17, 2010


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Students rush through hallways plastered with dozens of fliers every day. But this time, something was different. The fliers were crying out for help, expressing the voices of people in need during the Haitian earthquake. Three dedicated students decided to take action after hearing about the devastating Ja...

“Valentine’s Day” didn’t live up to the hype

By Kirstin Baglien

February 17, 2010


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“Valentine’s Day” created a lot of hype with its large cast of stars, including Oscar winner Julia Roberts and teen werewolf Taylor Lautner.  Unfortunately, the numerous plot lines made for an over-complicated film and the attractive, star-studded cast proved to be the movie’s downfall. Read M...

Q & A with Whitman couples; how well do they know one another?

By Julia Weingardt

February 12, 2010


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You see them walking through the halls together all the time—but how well do they really know one another?  We took an in-depth look at a few Whitman couples to find out how well long-lasting couples actually know one another. Read More »...

The iPad will join Apple’s successful line of touch technology

By John Son

February 12, 2010


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The tech world is on the brink of a new age: touch. Read More »...

Bethesda art walk, a great way to spend Friday night

By Julia Weingardt

February 1, 2010


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You’re tired of movies, sick of parties and don’t want to keep throwing money out of your wallet.  A fun Friday night can be tough to find, and while it may not seem like it, the Bethesda art walk is a great way to stimulate your mind and save you money. Read More »...

Surf Club wins annual dodgeball tournament

By Sara Allen

January 29, 2010


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Whitman Shorts sponsored the annual dodgeball tournament Jan. 28  to raise money for the show and the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. The tournament featured competition between various teams including a staff team, cross country team and the swim and dive team. At halftime, two teams made up of members from the Best Buddies club played ...

Local synagogue will perform “Oliver! the Musical”

By Julia Dane

January 26, 2010


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Har Shalom Players, a theater group associated with the Har Shalom Synagogue in Potomac, will perform “Oliver! the Musical” as their annual production this year. The group is scheduled to take the stage on Jan. 30 and 31. Read More »...

Top 10 iPhone apps since the smartphone’s release

By John Son

January 20, 2010


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The iPhone has been the poster-child of revolutionary devices this decade.  One of its most significant advantages over other smartphones has been its huge number of applications available for download. Here are the top ten iPhone apps: Read More »...

“Youth in Revolt” funny in second half

By Ryan Hauck

January 16, 2010


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It’s been seven years since Michael Cera achieved fame in “Arrested Development” as the lovable, awkward George-Michael Bluth.  He’s been playing the same role in everything he has appeared in ever since then. The first half-hour of “Youth in Revolt” is exactly what one expects from a Michael Cera movie.  It ...

Posner creates mixed tapes of popular songs

By Parissa Jaseb

January 16, 2010


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Breaking into the music scene is Mike Posner, a senior at Duke University, who's now a young singing talent bringing a new sound and genre to the music industry. Posner's history with music goes back to age 15 when he started playing the drums.  Last year, Posner took his talents from the drum set to the computer and...